Huntersville, NC (PRWEB) August 2, 2005 -
Â Art Cooksey, Chairman and CEO of Lets Talk Interactive, Inc. (LTI), announced today the appointment of Michael P. Harden and James J. Cooksey to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Harden is a seasoned international executive and business leader with extensive experience in building successful businesses. He currently serves as CEO of Accel-A-Tech, a homeland security technology accelerator in Northern Virginia. He is often interviewed and quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times; has appeared on CNNÂs Money Line; testified before several Congressional Committees on technology matters; and consulted with business and government leaders around the world. His previous experience includes building and managing a $50 million division of a Fortune 1000 company. Mr. Harden has 30 years of business experience, twelve of which are at the CEO level. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at three universities where he teaches graduate level strategic planning and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Cooksey is an experienced business executive in the technology and engineering sectors. He served as President and CEO for the Pottsville/Schuykill Technology Incubator, a position he held between 2001-2003. His previous experience includes Director of Manufacturing at Allied SignalÂs Engineered Materials Sector. At Allied, Mr. Cooksey managed a $100 million business unit with 450 people and was responsible for many multi-million dollar expansions. His experience also includes being a key member on numerous acquisitions in Europe and directing the development of state-of-the-art hardware for high-speed fiber technology. Mr. Cooksey has over 40 years of business experience since he first started his career as a Research Technician and Physicist. Additionally, he has been awarded nine US patents.
Art Cooksey, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of LTI, commented, ÂWe are pleased to have executives of the caliber of Michael and James join LTIÂs Board of Directors. With their breadth of experience in building and running successful businesses, they will be a valuable addition to the Board of Directors.Â
Let Talk Interactive, Inc. is the parent of LetsTalkCounseling.com, a revolutionary online, interactive, secure counseling site that allows counselors and clients to meet in total confidentiality via the Internet. ÂTwo of the greatest assets of the Internet are that it is ubiquitous and offers nearly unlimited communications properties,Â said Art Cooksey, CEO. ÂIt was only a matter of time before it was used for clinical communication and counseling.Â
ÂAlthough there are many organizations trying to offer online counseling services, only LetsTalkCounseling.com is the first to offer it live, online, and with a licensed professional using secure video and audio technology,Â said Cooksey.
LetsTalkCounseling.com allows clients to receive counseling from the comfort of their own homes, in a confidential environment, and at a more affordable price than traditional counseling. Cooksey noted: ÂThe ability to offer counseling more affordably by no means makes it less effective. When therapists no longer have to pay for office space, a clinical staff, utilities, and other office expenses, they can lower their prices. We have given them the ability to do just that. When you combine the lower cost with the extension of their practices through the Internet, more people can now receive the counseling they need.Â
LetsTalkCounseling.com offers secure e-mail counseling, secure chat-room counseling, and secure audio/video cyber-counseling (where the therapist and client can view and hear one another via their computers and the Internet). By offering so many different types of online counseling, therapists are able to provide counseling via a means that is preferential to the client.
LetsTalkCounseling.comÂs software and services are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act) compliant, which makes it the first complete tele-mental health delivery system of its kind. Some clients/consumers may prefer to start out with e-mail counseling and work their way up to video/audio counseling. ÂThe goal of LetsTalkCounseling.com is to provide people with therapeutic counseling in an environment that makes them feel comfortable and secure, usually in their own homes,Â said Harden. ÂI am pleased to be a part of this growing organization.Â
About Lets Talk Interactive
Lets Talk Interactive is a privately held company located in Huntersville, NC. To learn more about its online counseling services, please visit: http://www.letstalkcounseling.com.
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